The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will hold its 30th annual Rhythm and Soul Music Awards on June 22. At the ceremony, Notorious B.I.G. will be honored with ASCAPs most notable recognition's, the Founders Award, for his pioneering contribution to music. His mother, Ms. Voletta Wallace, his wife, singer/songwriter Faith Evans, his children, and his former managers and estate consultant Wayne Barrow and Mark Pitts will accept the award.
The hip-hop legend was a powerhouse success in the '90s with albums like "Ready to Die" and "Life After Death." His hits include anthems like "Juicy," ''Big Poppa," ''Stay With Me," ''Hypnotize" and "Mo Money Mo Problems." The ASCAP Founders Award is ASCAP’s most prestigious honor and is presented to songwriters and composers who have made pioneering contributions to music by inspiring and influencing their fellow music creators. Each recipient is a musical innovator who possesses a unique style of creative genius which will enrich generations to come.
Each recipient is a musical innovator who possesses a unique style of creative genius which will enrich generations to come. Biggie will join the fold alongside recipients such as Dr. Dre, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Smokey Robinson, and many others.
Singer/Actress Brandy Norwood was rushed to the hospital on Friday after losing consciousness on Delta airlines flight in Los Angeles bound for New York City.. According to TMZ, as the flight was preparing to take off Brandy loss consciousness. She regained consciousness as she was being treated by paramedics. She has since returned home from the hospital on Friday and is said to be doing well and resting up.
Longevity is a major key in hip-hop, and Master P is 25 years in and still delivering ghetto tunes for the culture. Master P has just put out his 15th solo album, Intelligent Hoodlum and plans to take it to the Essence Festival, along with a lucky winner in June 2017
The nine-song project features guest appearances from Jeremih, Romeo, Silkk The Shocker, Krazy and BlaqNmilD. Production comprised of BlaqNmilD, Jay Slugg, Maserati Rome, Mike Neff and others.
P is running a contest in conjunction with the project. Branded the No Limit Love Contest, the New Orleans legend will send one lucky winner and a guest to New Orleans for 2017 Essence Festival, where P will be performing. Deadline to enter is June 1, 2017. The winner will be announced on June 15, on masterptrip.com.
Check out the track list and the entire project on Soundcloud :
1. “Grew-Up Round” Feat. Krazy
2. “Ain’t Right” Feat. Romeo
3. “Ain’t Going Back”
4. “If” Feat. Romeo
5. “Playing Games” Feat. Krazy
6. “It’s” Feat. Krazy and BlaqNmilD
7. “Drop Off” Feat. Romeo
8. “I Done Seen” Feat. Silkk The Shocker and Krazy
9. “On Her” Feat. Jeremih and Romeo
They say third time is the charm, well that is in this case. Drake has canceled his third show within 3 month in Amsterdam. This time was due to, what sources says, a result of the superstar eating bad sushi. It is said that Drake sought medical attention immediately, but that was not enough. It had been approximately 75 minutes of seating in anticipation for the show to start until fans received the news that the show would not be happening.
After hitting the stage at V103's Live Concert in Atlanta, Crime Mob, described as pioneers of crunk, speak of upcoming music in 2017. Notorious for their hit single "Knuck If You Buck, the group joined one of Atlanta's popular radio personality, Big Tigger, for a backstage interview in which they make references to releasing a full length projected.
The Queens rapper, Nicki Minja adds another feet to her list of accomplished by ting Aretha Franklin for the most Hot 100 Billboard Singles with 73 upon the release of her latest single "Make Love" featuring Gucci Mane. From her first appearance on the Hot 100 Billboard charts back in 2010 with "Your Love" till her latest, and recording ting single with "Make Love" it goes without saying that Minja is going to go down in the history books.
Remy Ma comes back at Nicki Minja with Shelher, as a result of shots taken at her on Minja's Make Love, featuring Gucci Mane. The 7 minute track was released in less than 24 hours of Nicki Minja's. With many references to rumor mills and closed doors secrets, this is sure to stir up trouble in hip hop. This came to some as a surprise while others have been expecting the beef to be taken to the music eventually.
A large portion of Minja's career was built up during the incarceration of Remy Ma, who served a six year sentence for accidentally shooting her friend. Upon her release, Nicki Minja had built not only her fan base but one of the most successful brands in present day music. The title "queen of rap" has been sharing credit between both ladies, which is express on the diss track. Many are waiting to see how Nicki Minja will respond back.
If you thought East Atlanta's talent was going to let up you can think again. Dreamville's newest member J.I.D, has been building for some time now. Unlike the immediate association most think of when they hear about an artist from Atlanta, J.I.D's taste is not trap music. Dreamville announces the news with a video featuring J.I.D and J. Cole. Stay on the look out for moves by J.I.D and you can check out his music here.
The 59th Annual Grammy Awards was nothing short of amazing, highlighted with another major accomplishment of Chance The Rapper taking home 3 Grammys, one being Best New Artist, beating out Anderson.Pakk, the Chainsmokers, Maren Morris, and Kelsea Ballererini. Chance also won the category for Best Rap Performance, with No Problem, as well as the category of Best Rap Album with Coloring Book.
Queen B breaks the internet by revealing that she is not only pregnant, but with twins. This brings two new members the the already great Carter family. Of course Beyonce broke this news in the most elegant of ways by posting a spread from her maternity shoot (see images below):
Recently, Makonnen took to twitter to discuss a recent interaction with a person stating that the next time he saw Makonnen, he would "fuck him". In response, the rapper stated that "the next time I see me, I'm gonna love me". As he continued his twitter rant, he self-proclaimed himself as a "fashion icon," transitioning into the theme of closets and self love.
Knowing that he'll face possible speculations of being gay after his "closet" tweet, the rapper followed up with officially coming out as a gay man.
It seems like 2017 will be the year of Atlanta. With the Falcons heading to the Super Bowl since their last visit in 1999 and with the release of Gucci Mane, it seems as if all of Atlanta's dreams have been coming true. To add to Atlanta's list of accolades, Donald Glover's television show, Atlanta, won Golden Globes for Best TV Series Comedy or Musical and for Best Actor in a TV Comedy or Musical. Within Donald Glover's acceptance speech, he recognized another ATL native, Migos. The actor turned writer turned commedian turned rapper turned singer, went out of his way to acknowledge the southern muscial trio for making "Bad and Bougie" stating,
"I really want to thank the Migos, not for being in the show, but for making 'Bad and Boujee,'" Glover said.
Unfortunatly, the press of the Golden Globes were not familiar with the urban song, "Bad and Boujee" and when asked why he shouted out MIgos during a press conference, he then expressed his love for the song with two solid reasons:
- "I think they're the Beatles of this generation."
- "Honestly, that song is just fly. There's no better song to have sex to."